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Seasons of Wildlife

Stilts in a group

The seasonal conditions that occur at Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge make it a notable place to observe Hawai‘i's endangered wetland birds, along with a diversity of feathered visitors from as far away as Alaska and Canada, and occasionally from Asia.

  • Spring

    Small stilt D. Clark

    Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is valuable for its endangered ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt) and ‘alae ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian coot), providing nesting, feeding and resting habitat.

  • Winter

    Pacific golden plover

    The pond is the wintering grounds for a diverse assemblage of migratory birds from late summer (August) to early spring (April). It is one of the most important areas in the state for wintering migratory waterfowl.

Page Photo Credits — © Dan Clark
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2013
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